Motorola’s Moto E5 Play doesn’t receive monthly software updates, which makes every other update the device gets quite a big deal. The latest version rolling out to the Verizon Wireless model is just one example, where the update not only improves the security patch level of the budget phone but also fixes annoying bugs and improves the overall system stability.
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The update is rolling out as version ODP27.91-121 and in addition to installing August 2018 security patch, users of the Moto E5 Play also get Bluetooth service fix that helps avoid malicious app attacks; improved speaker performance when playing media where ringtone audio will ramp when media is being played through the speakerphone; better audio in recorded videos; fix for mobile hotspot stability issues; and a fix for issues with calls where one couldn’t see who was calling when the device is locked or in landscape orientation.
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As you’d expect from such an update, Moto E5 Play users should also enjoy a more stable software experience after this update. But being airborne, it will take a few days before all units get the download notification, so don’t fret if you haven’t been notified to download the new update by now.